WW1 Medals

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Description

Examples of three WW1 specific medals.

The 1914/15 Star: The 1914–15 Star was instituted in December 1918 and was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces who served against the Central European Powers in any theatre of the Great War between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915. The period of eligibility was prior to the introduction of the Military Service Act 1916, which instituted conscription in Britain.

The British War Medal:The British War Medal was instituted on 26 July 1919 for award to those who had rendered service between 5 August 1914, the day following the British declaration of war against the German Empire, and the armistice of 11 November 1918, both dates inclusive.

The Victory Medal: To qualify for the Victory medal one had to be mobilised by Britain, in any service and have entered a theatre of war between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918.

Source

Identifier

RJW04

Citation

“WW1 Medals,” Wokingham's Virtual Museum, accessed October 21, 2020, https://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/museum/document/RJW04.